05/02/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Patrick Byrne, Overstock CEO, Tells Fox Business That CNBC Is Conspiring Against Him

Talky (OSTK) CEO Patrick Byrne is still blaming short sellers for his company's woes. The new twist: He's now lashing out at CNBC journalists -- while appearing on their rival Fox Business Network.

Said Byrne: "I happen to know for a fact there is a fax machine in the CNBC offices where every morning hedge funds send in the instructions. The journalists sit around and take their instructions."

Fox anchor Liz Claman, a former CNBC employee, responded: "I used to work at CNBC and I never saw the fax machine."

Byrne: "I have a good source on that."

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